The New Social Environment#441

Radical Poetry Reading with I.S. Jones

Featuring Sarah Ghazal Ali, Dalia Elhassan, Sadia Hassan, and Belinda Munyeza


2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific

I.S. Jones curates the 63rd Radical Poetry Reading celebrating the release of her chapbook, featuring poetry read by Sarah Ghazal Ali, Dalia Elhassan, Sadia Hassan, and Belinda Munyeza

In this talk

Spells of My Name by I.S. Jones (Newfound, 2021) is available for preorder here →

View our 45th Radical Poetry Reading curated by I.S. Jones featuring poetry read by immigrant daughters Camonghne Felix, Patrycja Humienik, and Gaia Rajan here →

I.S. Jones

A portrait of I.S. Jones by Nicholas Nichols
Queer American Nigerian poet and music journalist, I.S. Jones is a Graduate Fellow with The Watering Hole and holds fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT Writer’s Retreat, and Brooklyn Poets. I.S. hosts a month-long workshop every April called The Singing Bullet. She is an editor at 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Guernica, Washington Square Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hobart Pulp, The Rumpus, The Offing, Shade Literary Arts, and elsewhere. Her chapbook Spells Of My Name is forthcoming with Newfound in 2021.

Sarah Ghazal Ali

A portrait of Sarah Ghazal Ali
Pakistani-American writer, editor, and educator, Sarah Ghazal Ali holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was an MFA Fellow and Juniper Fellow. A recipient of fellowships from Five Pillars, ISF, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Seventh Wave, Sarah currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Palette Poetry. She lives in California and is drawn like a moth to all things green.

Dalia Elhassan

A portrait of Dalia Elhassan
Sudanese-American poet and writer Dalia Elhassan is the author of In Half Light, a chapbook in the New-Generation African Poets Series (Sita) published in collaboration with Akashic Books and the African Poetry Book Fund. Her work is featured in a number of publications, including The Kenyon Review, The Oakland Arts Review, and Rattle #59. She is the recipient of the Hajja Razia Sharif Sheikh Prize for nonfiction and was shortlisted for the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize.

Sadia Hassan

Sadia Hassan
Photo by Deja Samuel
The author of Enumeration (Akashic Books, 2020), part of the New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Set. Winner of the 2020 Hurston/Wright College Writers Award, Hassan has received fellowships from Hedgebrook, Mesa Refuge and VONA. More of her work can be found in The American Academy of Poetry, Boston Review, The Rumpus, Longreads and elsewhere.

Belinda Munyeza

A Portrait of Belinda Munyeza
Zimbabwean poet Belinda Munyeza’s writing has appeared in VS the Podcast, Pidgeonholes, Twin Pies Literary, and elsewhere. Belinda also writes fiction and nonfiction stories, articles, and web content. They have been published on sites such as weREWILD. Belinda currently lives in Navarra, Spain. They are getting her BSc in Biochemistry & Business from the University of Navarra and is working on her first poetry chapbook.

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